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Ferndown’s Haskins Garden Centre selects Dorset Mind as charity partner

April 20, 2017

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has selected local mental health charity Dorset Mind as its charity partner to support in 2017. Employees at the Centre aim to raise funds and awareness for the charity by hosting events throughout the year as well as participating in individual charitable challenges. Simon Hallam, manager of Haskins Garden Centre…

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Haskins reaches fundraising target to train puppy for Canine Partners

March 10, 2017

The team working at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has exceeded its fundraising target to pay for charity Canine Partners to train a new puppy. Staff raised £6,564.00 for the charity over a two year period through fundraising initiatives at the centre. Canine Partners relies on public donations to assist people with physical disabilities by…

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Forest Holme Hospice receives final donation from Haskins to mark two years’ support

February 16, 2017

Staff working at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown presented Poole charity Forest Holme Hospice with a cheque to mark their final donation, bringing their two years’ fundraising total to £10,455.97. The green-fingered team at Haskins nominated the hospice in 2014, to receive two years of charity support from its staff. The fundraising total also included…

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Snowhill’s Haskins Garden Centre nominates Alzheimer’s Society as its Charity of the Year

January 23, 2017

The team at Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has announced it will be putting all its fundraising efforts towards supporting Alzheimer’s Society this year. Employees as the Centre aim to raise several thousands of pounds by running many events throughout the year as well as offering the charity the opportunity to host information and awareness…

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Haskins spreads festive cheer with wreath donation to Forest Holme Hospice Charity

December 16, 2016

Ferndown’s Haskins Garden Centre has spread a little festive cheer by donating four handmade Christmas wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice Charity. The wreaths, each taking on a different Christmas-themed design, were created in house by Haskins’ garden experts as part of their series of ‘how to video guides’ aimed at helping improve the public’s ability…

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Haskins Garden Centres donates thousands of flower bulbs for national campaign

October 20, 2016

Haskins Garden Centres donated 9,000 purple crocus bulbs to Wimborne Rotary Club in support of the national organisation’s UK awareness campaign – Purple for Polio. Rotary Clubs across the UK are planting the flowers to spread the colour purple for World Polio Day on Monday October 24. Members of Wimborne Rotary Club are set to…

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New Bench for Guild Care garden

August 12, 2016

Haskins Roundstone was pleased to donate a new garden bench to Guild Care’s exercise garden this month. Established since 1933, the charity Guild Care, based in Worthing, has been supporting older people, unpaid carers, children and young adults with special needs and people living with dementia. Unfortunately, their much loved garden bench at Methold house…

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Charity sun protection campaign for gardeners

July 12, 2016

A team from the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Charity were at Haskins Garden Centre, Roundstone earlier this month to help raise awareness of the dangers of the sun while gardening.  The ‘Watch Your Back’ campaign, fronted by Charlie Dimmock and set up by Alan Titchmarsh has been set up to remind people of the importance of…

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Community allotment blooms with Haskins

July 7, 2016

On 5th July, Alasdair Urquhart from Haskins joined staff and patients of Dorset Healthcare’s Community Brain Injury Service to celebrate the fruits of their efforts on their rehabilitation allotment open day.   Pictured above: Poole Mayoress, Xena Dion, Alasdair Urquhart from Haskins and the team at the Rehabilitation Allotment project Earlier this year, Jackie Lawson,…

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